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Ten observations about 1-to-1 educational computing efforts around the world

I do not fear computers,  I fear the lack of them

I do not fear computers,  I fear the lack of them

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Can urban innovation ecosystems be developed with little broadband infrastructure?

We are witnesses to the surge of tech startup ecosystems in cities around the world, in both developed and developing countries.

Topic Guide: Maximising the benefits to the poor from infrastructure programmes aimed at increasing growth

This Topic Guide provides advisers with an overview of how the poor can benefit from economic infrastructure projects. It focuses on projects that principally aim to boost economic growth and industrial development. In these projects, directly reducing poverty is likely to be a secondary outcome.

Pixação, or why São Paulo looks like a death metal album cover

One of the first things I noticed about Sao Paulo was the graffiti. It’s everywhere, and it’s stylistically very striking – angular, highly stylized letters on walls, buildings, overpasses. It’s clear that it’s writing, not just glyphs, yet it’s difficult to parse the characters.

How did New York City create one of the world's largest and most vibrant urban tech innovation ecosystems?

Photo credit: Roman Kruglov / Flickr

As part of our research of urban innovation ecosystems, our team has been working in New York

Mobile Learning Week 2015

By the Numbers – Interaction in the Maya Tz'utujil Language Online

The users of the Facebook group Tz’utujil Tziij have been very active publishing in the group. During the month of September, 29 persons publishing 96 texts in the the Maya Tz'utujil language, 20 photographs, and 5 links generating 329 “likes” and 356 comments in only one month.

A Journey South

Two days from now we begin a BRCK overland expedition to South Africa. Like any of our trips, it is meant to be fun and adventurous, while at the same time giving us the opportunity to stress test our product beyond the norm.

Save the Date! Our 2014 Office Holiday Party

If you are in the San Francisco area and work at Mission*Social, please mark our holiday party on your calendars!

New Digital Security Guide for Environmental Rights Defenders

(Guest Post by Samuel Maina. Samuel Maina is a Kenyan communications consultant & digital security trainer. He is the founder of Kijani Media and a blogger.)

Partners In Health at the MIT Media Lab – design challenges around Ebola

Today’s Media Lab Conversations involves Ophelia Dahl and Dr. Megan Murray from Partners in Health with Joi Ito and David Sengeh from the Media Lab. The topic is understanding Ebola, and we’re learning about the disease to see if there’s anything the Media Lab can do to help organizations like Partners in Health combat the spread of the disease.

APC's Women's Rights Programme statement: Forwarding violence is violence

20 November 2014
(APC WRP for APCNews)

The Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Rights Programme rejects and condemns systemic, technology-r

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